14 Kitchen Gadgets You Never Knew You Needed

Make room in your cabinets and drawers. HGTV Magazine rounded up some cool kitchen tools.
By: Erica Cohen
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Photo By: Philip Friedman

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Rolling Pin Guides

These silicone rings—when placed on each end of a rolling pin—ensure dough has an even thickness. The biggest ones make thick dough, the smallest make thin. Multicolor rolling pin rings, $7 for a set of 4 pairs, chefscatalog.com

Lemon and Lime Squeezer

Get the last drop of juice out of a lemon or lime and leave the seeds behind with this nifty cast aluminum contraption. 2-in-1 squeezer, $20, amcohouseworks.com

Roasting Stand

No roasting rack? No problem if you have this bendable silicone platform, which lifts food off the bottom of your pan and away from greasy drippings. Roasting Laurel, $25, prepara.com

Electric Jar Opener

This battery-operated tool loosens even impossible-to-unscrew lids with the push of a button. OpenEase automatic jar opener, $20, hamiltonbeach.com

Tomato Stemmer and Slicer

Cut down on squishy slicing with this serrated knife, which comes with a spoon for removing the stem. Progressive tomato knife, $16 for a set that includes a storage container, chefscatalog.com

Grater and Container in One

Thanks to a plastic cap, this compact stainless steel grater does double duty as a mini storage tub, neatly corralling zest, chocolate, or cheese shavings. NewMetro Design ZestN’est, $15, amazon.com

Silicone Storage Lid

Help leftovers last by topping any open bowl that has a smooth rim with this smart lid. It creates an airtight seal that can stand up to the freezer, oven, and microwave. Charles Viancin poppy lid, from $9 for a 6"-diameter lid, productswithstyle.com

Flat-Folding Whisk

Balloon-shape whisks are notorious for jamming up drawers. This version morphs into a flat whisk (perfect for sauces and gravies) with a twist of the handle. Twist whisk, $10, josephjoseph.com

Avocado Slicer

Up your guacamole game with this multitasker. Use the serrated blade to slice open the fruit, the round recess to twist out the pit, and the fan blade to scoop and slice. 3-in-1 avocado slicer, $10, oxo.com

Produce Caps

Slip this small silicone disc onto the end of a cut fruit or veggie and keep it fresh for a week or longer. Food Huggers, $19 for a set of 4 (in various sizes), foodhuggers.com

Cookie Dough Scoop

Place perfectly portioned dough balls on baking sheets with this gizmo. It’s also handy for making uniform meatballs and filling muffin tins. Cookie scoop, $15, broadwaypanhandler.com

Electric Wine Opener

Stop fighting with your corkscrew. This slim, cordless device opens up to 30 bottles on a single battery charge. Just use the included foil cutter to break the seal, then slip the opener over the bottle top, press a button, and uncork. Oster electric wine opener, $20, bedbathandbeyond.com

Overflow Stopper

Prevent boiling liquid from bubbling over with this saucer-like silicone lid. Rising water collects in the bottom of the lid via slots, then drains back into the pot once you lower the heat. Kuhn Rikon Kochblume Spill Stopper in green, $25, broadwaypanhandler.com

Jar Spoon

Like a mini spatula for your peanut butter and jelly jars, this silicone scooper has a flexible head that scrapes up every last bit from a container’s nooks and crannies. Elevate jar spoon, $10, josephjoseph.com